(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. located on a side

- side fences

- the side porch

Similar word(s): broadside, lateral, sidelong

Sentences with side as an adjective:

- a side issue; a side view or remark


1. (Britain dialectal) Widely; wide; far.


1. a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location

- they always sat on the right side of the church

- he never left my side

Definition categories: location, part, region

2. one of two or more contesting groups

- the Confederate side was prepared to attack

Definition categories: group, unit

3. either the left or right half of a body

- he had a pain in his side

Definition categories: body, area, region

4. a surface forming part of the outside of an object

- he examined all sides of the crystal

Similar word(s): face

Definition categories: location, surface

5. an extended outer surface of an object

- he turned the box over to examine the bottom side

- they painted all four sides of the house

Definition categories: man–made, surface

6. an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect)

- he was on the heavy side

- he is on the purchasing side of the business

- it brought out his better side

Definition categories: thought, aspect, facet

7. a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure

- the hypotenuse of a right triangle is always the longest side

Definition categories: location, line

8. a family line of descent

- he gets his brains from his father's side

Definition categories: group, ancestry, blood, bloodline, descent, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma, stock

9. a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food

Definition categories: food, cut

10. an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute

- there are two sides to every question

Similar word(s): position

Definition categories: communication, opinion, view

11. an elevated geological formation

- the house was built on the side of a mountain

Similar word(s): incline, slope

Definition categories: object, formation

12. (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist

Similar word(s): english

Definition categories: event, spin

Sentences with side as a noun:

- A square has four sides.

- A cube has six sides.

- Which side of the tray shall I put it on?  The patient was bleeding on the right side.

- Meet me on the north side of the monument.

- John wrote 15 sides for his essay!

- Look on the bright side.

- Which side has kick-off?

- In the second world war, the Italians were on the side of the Germans.

- He had to put a bit of side on to hit the pink ball.

- I just want to see what's on the other side — James said there was a good film on tonight.

- Do you want a side of cole-slaw with that?


1. take sides for or against

Definition categories: competition, align, array

Sentences with side as a verb:

- Which will you side with, good or evil?

- to side a house